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Mile Jedinak celebrates with fans after his Socceroos won the 2015 AFC Asian Cup - a success for Australia both on and off the field. Photo: Quentin Jones / AP
Manton St Tales

Should Australia consider going back to Oceania? No, no, no.

Planned changes to World Cup qualification have prompted renewed speculation about Australia’s future in the Asian Football Confederation. But, Paul Marcuccitti insists, the move to Asia was never merely about World Cup qualification – and its benefits go far beyond that.